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New Plays from Taiwan: What’s Next After Marriage Equality?
November 14 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In May 2019, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. Join us for an evening with Taiwanese playwrights, Chao Chi-Yun (趙啟運), Lin Meng-Huan (林孟寰), and Liu Chien-Kuo (劉建幗), who have created short plays embracing the achievements and struggles of this historic moment. This evening will feature three staged readings performed by a stellar cast of New York-based actors and directed by Michael Leibenluft of Gung Ho Projects. The readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, curators, director, and translator Jeremy Tiang moderated by Linnea Valdivia, Literary Manager for the National Queer Theater.
Please also join us for a panel discussion on the contemporary experience of queer playwrights in Taiwan and US on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm at Taipei Cultural Center in New York (1 E 42nd St). Playwright Leigh Fondakowski and Sociology scholar Liao Yen-Chia will join the Taiwanese artists in this discussion moderated by Adam Odsess-Rubin, Artistic Director of National Queer Theater.